Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryville, TN, US
Re: rear main seal?
Most likely it is the rear main. Mine started showing some oil many, many thousands of miles ago. The advice I got from this forum was to ride it until it quit. I did. The bike made a trip to Death Valley, New England and several one and two day trips. The rear main most of the time will not foul the clutch so that shouldn't be an issue.
It will cost you between $1,500-2,000 to have the dealer replace the seal and clutch (may as well while you're in there). If you do the labor yourself the price will drop significantly. I think the clutch and all seals will come in around $500 if my memory serves me correctly.
"Loud lives save pipes"
00 K1200LT (Emil) 94,840 trouble free miles. Gone, but not forgotten
02 R1150RT (Artie) 109,000 miles. Favorite bike. With me to the end.
10 K1300GT (The Phantom) 10,110 miles. Like flying a T-38 on 2 wheels. Gone.
12 K1600GTL (Johnny 5) 3,500. A great compromise between the LT and GT
A gaggle of Japanese bikes, then I woke up.